Three Crusaders Earn Places on All-Academic Teams
Friday, April 21, 2017
Three Crusaders Earn Places on All-Academic Teams

The Valparaiso University tennis programs were well represented as the Horizon League announced its men’s and women’s all-academic teams on Friday. Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio / Perrysburg) and Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis. / Fond du Lac) have both notched places on the men’s all-academic team, while Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind. / Silver Creek) achieved a spot on the women’s all-academic team.

Hebble is graduating in three years with a degree in biology. She owns a 3.73 grade point average and plays No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Crusades. She and doubles partner Paige Heuer have won two Horizon League Doubles Team of the Week Awards this year. Hebble is a three-time member of the Horizon League honor roll.

Schorsch, a senior who holds Valpo’s program record for singles victories, owns a 3.87 GPA as a geology major. This marks the third consecutive season he’s earned academic all-league honors. Schorsch is a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year and was the 2016 ITA National Indoor runner-up alongside partner Charlie Emhardt.

Dunn, a senior biology and chemistry major, holds a 3.74 GPA and has been accepted into medical school at Iowa. A member of the winningest senior class in Valpo history, Dunn is tied with Schorsch for the team lead in singles wins with 24 this season.

Both Valpo tennis teams will be in action this weekend at the Valpo Tennis Complex for the final matches of the regular season. The Valpo women host Oakland on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Detroit Mercy on Sunday at 10 a.m., while the men will have one match, Sunday at 1 p.m. against Detroit Mercy.

Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team
Jeffrey Schorsch, Valparaiso
Jacob Perkins, Wright State
Gabriel Tolesani, Youngstown State
Kyle Dunn, Valparaiso
Carl Hedstrom, UIC
Mate Virag, Northern Kentucky

Women’s Tennis All-Academic Team
Dominika Lackova, Youngstown State
Vanessa Madrigal, Wright State
Linsey Verstrepen, Wright State
Alysa Straub, Milwaukee
Kathleen Hebble, Valparaiso
Klara Skopac, Northern Kentucky